Call for Papers
Directions to Gargnano
Keynote Speakers for the 13th
International D.H. Lawrence Conference in Gargnano, Italy
The program committee is pleased to announce some preliminary program
details. The following Lawrence scholars have been selected to deliver
keynote speeches at the upcoming Lawrence conference in Italy.
deliver the Mark Spilka Lecture. She is Professor of English at
Washington State University and author of Lawrence
Among the Women: Wavering Boundaries in Women's Literary Traditions (1991).
Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Sheffield and author
Lawrence: Travel and Cultural Difference (2004).
Retired Vice Provost/Adjunct
Professor of English and current Visiting Professor
at Duke University.
She is author of D.H.
Lawrence and the Devouring Mother (1984)
and the forthcoming Race and Identity in D.H. Lawrence:
Indians, Gypsies, and Jews (March 2014).
The following three scholars will deliver a collaborative keynote:
de Filippis, Jill
Franks and Stefania
Simonetta de Filippis is
Professor of English at UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale and
editor of D.H.
Lawrence and Literary Genres (2004).
Jill Franks is
Professor of English at Austin Peay State University and author of Revisionist
Resurrection Mythologies: A Study of D.H. Lawrence's Italian Works(1994).
Stefania Michelucci is
Professor of English at UniversitÓ di Genova and author of Spazio
e luoghi nella narrativa di D.H. Lawrence (1998)
(trans. Jill Franks, 2002)
We hope this announcement will encourage you to submit paper proposals.
See the Society website for CFP
(deadline November 15, 2013). A draft program schedule will be posted
From "On the Lago Di Garda: The
Spinner and the Monks" in Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence
"But the Church of
San Tommaso perched over the village. Coming down the cobbled,
submerged street, many a time I looked up between the houses and saw the
thin old church standing above in the light, as if it perched on the
house-roofs. Its thin grey neck was held up stiffly, beyond was a
vision of dark foliage, and the high hillside.
I saw it often, and
yet for a long time it never occurred to me that it actually existed.
It was like a vision. . . . So I set out to find it. . . .
It always remains to
me that San Tommaso and its terrace hang suspended above the village,
like the lowest step of heaven, of Jacob's ladder. Behind, the
land rises in a high sweep. But the terrace of San Tommaso is let
down from heaven, and does not touch the earth."
Project Gutenberg EBook of
Twilight in Italy, by D. H. Lawrence